About me

I am with the Advanced Interactive Technologies lab (AIT) at ETH Zurich. My research focuses on how we interact through the sense of touch, and how we can improve the systems that receive our tactile information and provide us with feedback. Particularly, I am interested in the design and fabrication of systems that enable novel types of interactions.

I completed my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics at Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina. During my doctoral project I worked on microfabricated infrared sensors at the BT-CAB Laboratory. In 2014, I joined the Soft Transducers Lab (LMTS) at EPFL, Switzerland, to work on haptic displays based on miniaturized electromagnetic actuators. In 2018 I moved to the AIT Lab to work in haptics and wearables.

External links and CV

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My projects at AIT - ETH Zurich

Manuel Kaufmann, Jie Song, Chen Guo, Kaiyue Shen, Tianjian Jiang, Chengcheng Tang, Juan Zarate, Otmar Hilliges
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2023
Kaiyue Shen*, Chen Guo*, Manuel Kaufmann, Juan Zarate, Julien Valentin, Jie Song, Otmar Hilliges * Equal contribution
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2023
Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 2020
Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 2020
Juan Zarate*, Thomas Langerak*, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Otmar Hilliges * Equal contribution
2020 IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), 2020
Fabrizio Pece*, Juan Zarate*, Velko Vechev, Nadine Besse, Olexandr Gudozhnik, Herbert Shea, Otmar Hilliges * Equal contribution
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technologies (UIST), 2017
Honorable Mention Best Paper Award